Mary Catherine Kayser
Wauwatosa - April 30, 1996 - April 1, 2021
Mary died unexpectedly Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the age of 24 years old, after she went to the hospital ER for a record level migraine. CAT scans revealed a rapidly growing brain infection, unprecedented in speed and she succumbed within three days.
Mary leaves behind a heartbroken mother, Janice Burch Kayser, brother Michael Kayser, Grandmother Jessie L. Burch, uncles Bill (Barri) Burch and Dave (Jennifer) Burch, and cousins Kelly (Nick), Caitlin, Ian (Anna), Samantha, Carlen, Rachel, and a host of loving relatives and close friends.
Mary lit up high school and professional theatre stages with her beautiful voice and she loved to dance, proud to be a 4-year member of her school's dance team. Mary was a loyal and loving friend, the most amazing daughter in the world, and will be missed by so many.
A Wauwatosa West High School graduate (2014) she went on to earn a BA in Psychology at UW-Milwaukee (2018). She was a registered organ donor and on Easter Sunday, her donations saved four lives.
Visitation will be held 3 - 7 pm Thursday, April 8th at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home-Wauwatosa. A private family-only burial service will be held at a later date. Please see www.schmidtandbartelt .com for full obituary. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to a GoFundMe account established by her close friends, to offset final medical bills, final arrangements, and a future scholarship in her name. https://gofund.me/2bd401f4
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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2021.